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Old 31-05-2008, 23:33   #1
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Boat names you have to research to "get"

Trying to figure out who "Zeno of Elea" is from Sweet Sailor's post, I got to thinking about other boat names that I look at and go "Hmmm --- wonder what that means". A little research, and I go "ah-ha, now I get it!"

"Locura" was another one, and after I figured out what it meant, I loved it.

What other names have you run across like that (and don't tell us what they mean, taunt us and make us figure it out......)

(Can you tell I work long, 12 hour shifts that often have little to do?)
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I went into a marina called Paradise Cay in the SF Bay where there are some houses with their own docks. In front of one persons house are a couple of J-22's that I guess he uses for match racing. One boat is named Cheeseburger and the other boat Trouble. I did not see the humor at first and then it hit me. I thought that was pretty clever.
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My Dad's boat is named 'Takara'. Hint: It's Japanese...
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Friends of ours had one of those electric boats with an awning top for cocktail cruising on the creek off the Chesapeake where we used to live in Virginia. It was called, "Festina Lente", or "Make Haste Slowly" in Latin. I always thought that name would fit a sailboat pretty well.
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When we got our boat I too thought Festina Lente would be cool. But, my wife said it sounded like an Italian dessert or maybe soup. So we went with Slomotion.
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Italian dessert or soup! That's funny!
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What other names have you run across like that (and don't tell us what they mean, taunt us and make us figure it out......)
This might be an easy one, depending on where you live ...

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I dunno, it's a paradox to me.

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Trying to figure out who "Zeno of Elea" is from Sweet Sailor's post
If everything when it occupies an equal space is at rest, and if that which is in locomotion is always occupying such a space at any moment, the boat is therefore motionless.

Yeah but then how could that ... my head hurts.
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While rowing around this harbor in Ca. I came across this. No hidden meaning...just straight up!!!
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the only one to crack me p was a fish boat called " Oh Baby"
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Now imagine when the C. G. called befoe they boarded, as they often do.
(repeat in monotone CG raido voice.. Oh Baby Oh baby Oh baby)
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Not on a boat, But as I was driving with my son the other day I told my son, look at that tag it says "three quarts of piss" "3qtpis" my 16 yo son said no Dad its says Three cutie pies what can I say......
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my boat is named "La Cenicienta", which means "the glass slipper". it was built very early in the fiberglass era (1961), and has a greatly sloped, relatively narrow hull, making it look kinda like a slipper. i like the name.
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